Technical Accounting Director

Posted 5.27.24
Location
Boston, MA
At WHOOP, we’re on a mission to unlock human performance. WHOOP empowers users to perform at a higher level through a deeper understanding of their bodies and daily lives.
 
The Technical Accounting Director will be responsible for setting close timelines, accounting policy, and internal controls, as well as performing technical accounting research and documentation.  This position will also be responsible for overseeing the close process and external reporting.  This roll will be at the forefront of new controllership activities and be a true partner to the organization always approaching work with a lens of adding value to the company.
RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Manage internal and external financial reporting on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis, including preparing financial statements and drafting footnote disclosures.
  • Perform technical accounting research and document positions in accounting memos.
  • Provide reporting guidance to leadership regarding the interpretation and application of policy, especially in complex accounting areas and new accounting guidance.
  • Lead project teams working on the adoption of new accounting pronouncements, including coordination with external auditors.
  • Help ensure company financial records are maintained in compliance with company policies and US GAAP.
  • Develop and maintain written guidance on accounting policy and procedures and develop related training and content for company personnel.
  • Maintain supporting documentation and work papers for financial reporting deliverables, including completion of US GAAP and reporting checklists and executing certain accounting close procedures.
  • Ensure compliance with Sarbanes-Oxley financial reporting requirements (including maintenance of accounting polices and procedures).
  • Develop a more robust internal control environment for accounting transactions and financial reporting, including Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
  • Coordinate the close calendar and reporting timelines and oversee the close process.
  • Foster an environment of continuous improvement.
  • Run special projects as requested by management.
QUALIFICATIONS:
  • 7+ years of work experience and extensive experience with technical accounting and SEC reporting
  • Bachelor’s degree required with a major in Accounting
  • You have excellent technical accounting and documentation skills
  • You possess strong leadership skills with the ability to coach, mentor, and develop others. Ability to motivate teams to produce quality work within tight timeframes while simultaneously managing several projects
  • You have meticulous attention to detail and strong organization and time management skills
  • You have strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • You excel in a fast-moving environment 
  • CPA preferred
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